Look! Here is a picture of me with Deanna Raybourn who I met at the Dahlonega Lit Fest. She calls HER Best Beloveds “Dearest Chickens,” and is crazy-fun, but, I am sad to report, she is an addicted sugar-smoker.
Yes, Virginia, those are CANDY cigarettes. But they do not look like candy [...]
This is the 26 dollar hamburger. My friend Sarah Strohmeyer says it only looks worth $22.50, though.
So if you wondered where I was all week, the short answer is, NYC, with no real internet beyond DJ Cracky B (my trusty blackberry—who gets such a cool name partly because, on a different trip, he [...]
The folks below won Abbott’s excellent new book, American Rose. Which, by the way, is now officially a New York Times bestseller! SO some of you darling human beings were too impatient to wait for the drawing and went out and bought a copy.
Or you gave copies to your friends, or you [...]
Karen is coming! Karen is coming! Here to Atlanta. Come hang out with us Tuesday and celebrate the launch of American Rose.
January 18, 2011 Ballroom Book Bash (hosted by A Cappella Books) The Highland Inn 644 N. Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30306 Time: 7 p.m. Contact: Frank Reiss, 404-681-5128, firstname.lastname@example.org $10 tickets or [...]
The first trailer for Water for Elephants is out, and WOW but it looks like sexy, brilliant OSCAR BAIT. I am SO excited to see this movie. I would be foaming even if it wasn’t Sara’s book because it looks AMAZING. I have loved Reese Witherspoon since Scott and I were flipping channels about and [...]
Abbott the rabbit’s burlesque-y latest just got a starred Publisher’s Weekly review….huzzah!
Dear Fat Pants,
I am giving you two weeks notice. I am about to be done with you. I am really, really, super serious, this time.
Firmly (and by firmly, I mean ABOUT TO BE more firmly, specifically in the butt [...]
I have been anthology-cally busy this last year, and I forgot to tell you.
My good friend Sonny Brewer invited me to be in a very cool anthology called Don’t Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Day Jobs They Quit. I wrote about my terrible year as a paper-toting office monkey. [...]
It is the LAST DAY to enter the contest to win a signed, personalized copy of Sara Gruen’s APE HOUSE…click this link to find the rules and enter. Contest closes at NOON EST Friday.
Want some fake breakfast? Mmmm, Paper Mache-y!
I am packing to get on a plane to leave town for the [...]
I thought I would add a feature for as long as I remember it exists, called Monday More Q, where I answer the unanswered questions from the 3Q contest, as well as questions from other sources such as e-mail or book events….Let’s dive right in!
From the Peanut Gallery: You do realize it is Tuesday, [...]
Congrats to Laurie Meeks and Michelle Pendergrass, who each win a copy of Jennifer McMahon’s hot new paperback release of Dismantled.
Randomness is SO DARN RANDOM that at times it seems absolutely…cleverly planned. The results were so weird that I decided to print screen and clip them out and post the images, because otherwise [...]